Sinister Oil Cooler Question - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-23-2012, 06:13 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 91
Thanks: 2
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Unhappy Sinister Oil Cooler Question

I began my egr delete/oil cooler replacement today. All went well until I went to install the oil cooler to the cover. One of the studs would not torque down to the 14ft/lbs stated on the tag on the new cooler. After investigating, I found that the stud was pulling out of the cooler. So i pulled it back out of the housing to investigate some more and I have to say it just seems like a sub par unit compared to the one I pulled out of the truck. The oil side inlet and outlet are a smaller diameter and the fins inside are not very uniform and seem nearly closed up compared to my old one. My question is this, Is this cooler OEM or some aftermarket junk? I plan on hitting up my local dealership tomorrow to get a replacement so I can get this thing back on the road, but want some more info for when I call Sinister about this cooler.

New on top / Old on bottom:


Old:


New:
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 11-24-2012, 05:42 AM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Gulf Coast
Posts: 5,201
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Like i've said before, I used to not worry too much about aftermarket parts, but since everything is chinese junk these days, I tend to stick with oem these days. The oil cooler is too important to gamble with. At the rate we're going dealer parts will eventually end up this way. Hope they work with you on that.

Sent from my phone that somebody didn't help me get.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 11-24-2012, 07:56 AM
Suck, Squish, Bang, Blow!




 

Join Date: May 2011
Location: North Bend, WA
Posts: 5,936
Thanks: 153
Thanked 147 Times in 116 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by southend View Post
The oil cooler is too important to gamble with.
I think you know the answer to your question already... Not OEM.

I agree, I'd only put an OEM cooler back in there.

I too hope Sinister works with you, but I did not have any problems with them when one of their "T" fittings for the coolant filter, started leaking.

Good Luck!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 11-24-2012, 08:07 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 130
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The OEM dilemma. I too often feel the need to go with OEM even though it's an OEM part that failed. The lesser of the two evils I suppose.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 11-24-2012, 08:14 AM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Gulf Coast
Posts: 5,201
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nu2Ford View Post
The OEM dilemma. I too often feel the need to go with OEM even though it's an OEM part that failed. The lesser of the two evils I suppose.
I grew up never even considering dealer oem, now I am compelled to go to the dealer. Still doesnt seem right to me, but when I go to the parts house and put my hands on the aftermarket parts I used to be confident in, I just shake my head and walk away.

Sent from my phone that somebody didn't help me get.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 11-24-2012, 08:24 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 130
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I had this very conversation with a buddy just the other day. It's as though we've all shot ourselves in the collective foot. Our demand for lower and lower prices has flooded the market with lower and lower quality parts. These inferior parts end up in our vehicles, proceed to fail and then are replaced with another questionable part. Complex machines, complex engineering, combined with parts made by the lowest bidder = failure.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 11-24-2012, 08:27 AM
'Merica


 

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Puyallup, WA
Posts: 2,132
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Looks like the last OEM cooler I got from ford.



Was a year ago or two though so im not 100%

Also, did two O.C. Replacements in the last month, and they looked like cooler #2 as well. Not sure if they were OEM or not, but im almost positive they were.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 11-24-2012, 08:30 AM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Gulf Coast
Posts: 5,201
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by thecaptin View Post
Looks like the last OEM cooler I got from ford.



Was a year ago or two though so im not 100%

Also, did two O.C. Replacements in the last month, and they looked like cooler #2 as well. Not sure if they were OEM or not, but im almost positive they were.
Thats depressing.........i just ordered an oem oil cooler, i'll look at it carefully.

Sent from my phone that somebody didn't help me get.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 11-24-2012, 08:41 AM
Suck, Squish, Bang, Blow!




 

Join Date: May 2011
Location: North Bend, WA
Posts: 5,936
Thanks: 153
Thanked 147 Times in 116 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by thecaptin View Post
Looks like the last OEM cooler I got from ford.



Was a year ago or two though so im not 100%

Also, did two O.C. Replacements in the last month, and they looked like cooler #2 as well. Not sure if they were OEM or not, but im almost positive they were.
Ugh, you got me curious now. Here is the pic of the one that Tousley Ford has on their website.

I have a new cooler at home, I'll look at it after work today.


Last edited by dfuzz78; 11-24-2012 at 08:44 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 11-24-2012, 04:12 PM
Suck, Squish, Bang, Blow!




 

Join Date: May 2011
Location: North Bend, WA
Posts: 5,936
Thanks: 153
Thanked 147 Times in 116 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
So as promised, I got home and snapped pics of the new cooler I have on the shelf.

My conclusion is that the OP's cooler still may not be OEM.

But none of the newer coolers look like the one he removed.





Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors